Law & Policy Archive

FAA announces test sites for unmanned aircraft research

After months of anticipation, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration today revealed the locations of six unmanned aircraft systems research and test sites. Congress directed

Stratasys says Afinia 3D printer infringes on four of its patents

3D printing company Stratasys reported today that it has brought suit for patent infringement against Afinia, the company behind the Afinia H-Series 3D printer.

FAA releases roadmap for UAS, finalizes test site privacy policy

The Federal Aviation Administration today released its first annual “roadmap” outlining efforts to integrate unmanned aircraft systems into the nation’s airspace. The document is

Amid another transit strike, little discussion of automation

While driverless cars and smart homes often snag most of the headlines, they represent only one, particularly visible level of the ongoing automation of

Robotics Alley conference reveals keynote speakers

Robotics Alley, a Minnesota-based conference and expo for the robotics industry, yesterday announced keynote speakers for the November event. The list includes Rodney Brooks

Three states to work together on FAA UAS integration efforts

Three Mid-Atlantic states — Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia — recently signed an agreement to work collaboratively to support the Federal Aviation Administration’s integration

Study: North America to ship 10M robotic vehicles in 2032

Fully driverless vehicles may be as little as 10 years away — at least according to a new study by ABI Research. According to

Poll shows Americans support multiple domestic drone uses

A poll conducted by Monmouth University last month shows that the U.S. public supports certain domestic uses of unmanned aerial vehicles, particularly applications related

Minnesota robotics conference sold to Twin Cities event group

Robotics Alley, the Minnesota-based robotics conference and expo founded in 2011 by ReconRobotics and the Minnesota High Tech Association, has been sold. The new

DC robotics briefing a success, more education still needed

Last week, the Congressional Robotics Caucus Advisory Committee hosted a briefing in Washington to discuss ways to harness robotic technology for job creation. The